Please find useful links below, this is a work in progress and if you would like us to consider listing your site or blog please contact us.

Interesting sites

Provide useful information for Video Analysts.

DME Resources (was Media-Geek) 

A community resource created by Larry Compton.

Please note membership is not available to the general public.

https://dmeresources.com/

DME Resources DCCTV Wiki

A community resource created by Larry Compton. Search for DVR Codecs, Documentation and File Extensions.

Membership not required to view but is needed to edit.

https://dmeresources.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page 

ENSFI - Digital Imaging Working Group

Working group set up to establish standards by providing:

  • best practice manuals and guidelines
  • programs for quality assurance and certification  
  • proficiency tests

http://www.enfsi.eu/about-enfsi/structure/working-groups/digital-imaging

FFMPEG

FFMPEG is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. There are many forums that discuss usage and provide help. (See Software section for download sites)

https://lists.ffmpeg.org/mailman/listinfo/ffmpeg-user/

http://superuser.com/tags/ffmpeg

LEVA

LEVA is a non-profit corporation committed to improving the quality of video training and promoting the use of state-of-the-art, effective equipment in the law enforcement and emergency services community.

https://leva.org/

Project S-FIVE

This project will study various issues related to the Standardisation of Forensic Image and Video Enhancement (S-FIVE). The main focus of the project is oriented towards techniques that are used for improving the quality of surveillance video data and other types of images that portray persons and objects at the macroscopic level.

http://s-five.eu/

SWGIT

The Scientific Working Group on Imaging Technology (SWGIT) is proud to welcome you to our website. Here you will find information about SWGIT as an organization and our goals in creating standards for digital and multimedia evidence.

Unfortunately this working group is no longer in operation but their site is still up and their documentation can be downloaded. 

https://www.swgit.org/

Software

Please note that we are not responsible for the content of these sites and provide these links in good faith, you should check all downloads are safe before downloading and installing on your computer.

Many of these are freeware there is typically a limited help file but you can easily find many users who have shared their knowledge online.


AVIcodec

AVIcodec is a free multimedia file analyser for Windows.

http://avicodec.duby.info/

DVdate

DvDate is a utility (free for non commercial use only) to embed ("Inlay" or should I say "burn"? ) datecode or timecode into the frames of a DV file and has many other useful features.

http://paul.glagla.free.fr/dvdate_en.htm

ExifTool

EXIFTool is a tool for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files.

http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

FFMPEG

FFMPEG is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. There are many forums that discuss usage and provide help.

https://ffmpeg.org/

https://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/

 

GSpot

GSpot is a Windows-based freeware program designed to identify the codecs used in video files. In addition, the application checks if the required DirectShow filters or Video for Windows codecs are installed and configured for proper playback.

http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ Select the link for the latest version which will open a page with links to the latest version and some help/explanation pages.

MediaInfo

MediaInfo is a free and open-source program that displays technical information about media files, as well as tag information for many audio and video files.

http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo   or

https://sourceforge.net/projects/mediainfo/